WOTW: window

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の #WOTW は「window」です。’Window’ is a very common noun but you might be surprised to learn about some of its meanings. Keep on reading to know more!

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WOTW: shelf

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週の WOTW は「shelf」です。’Shelf’ is a noun, and it changes its spelling in its plural form and when it becomes a verb. Let’s have a look.

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WOTW: intuit

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週のWOTWは『intuit』です。’Intuit’ is not a very common verb. It means to know or understand something because of a feeling that you have rather than because of factual information. It is much more common to find it in its noun and adjective forms. Today we will have a look at the three, plus the adverb. Ready? Let’s go!

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WOTW: waste

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週のWOTWは『waste』です。’Waste’ is not only a verb or a noun, it can also be an adjective. Let’s see!

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WOTW: game

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週のWOTWは『game』です。’Game’ is a widely used noun, most commonly together with the verb ‘play’ and the adjective ‘fun’. It can also be an adjective. But what if we tell you that it has to do with lions and impalas too? Keep on reading to find out how.

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WOTW: roof

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週のWord of the Week「roof」です。’Roof’ is a noun or a verb. As with other words in English, we can get creative and use it in very visual phrases.

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WOTW: string

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週のWord of the Week「string」です。’String’ is a noun or an adjective, often appearing in its plural form or as a modifier. It can also be a verb.

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WOTW: visit

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週のWord of the Week「visit」です。’Visit’ can be a verb or a noun.

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WOTW: help

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週のWOTWは『help』です。’Help’ is a verb, but it can also be used as a noun and, in one certain instance, as an adjective.

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WOTW: pack

- Gorka Dieitz-Sanxurxo

今週のWOTWは『pack』です。’Pack’ can be a noun, a verb, an adjective, and even a suffix!

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Thoughts from the triplog

Autumn Workshops

秋のセミナー、ワークショップ

It’s still blazing hot in between the typhoons, but Autumn is soon approaching. Here is our Autumn Workshop and Seminar schedule. Get your diary out.
残暑が続く中、台風も次々と近づいていますが、秋はすぐそこまで来ています。 秋のワークショップ、セミナーをご案内しますのでチェックしてください!

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How to learn English faster and better

速く効果的に英語を学ぶコツ

There is a simple secret to learning English faster and better. Reading. Yes, reading!?! And reading a lot! This is called extensive reading and it is probably the best thing you can do outside of language lessons to improve your English. Here we will explain some of the reasons why it is so effective.
英語を速く効果的に学ぶための、シンプルな秘密があります。それは、読むこと!たくさん読むことが大事なんです!「多読」は、英会話レッスン以外の時間に自分で出来る最良の学習法と言えます。今回は、なぜ読むことが効果的なのかをお伝えしたいと思います。

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The Story of English and ELF

英語の歴史、世界共通語としての英語

There are many good reasons to learn English, one of them is because it has become a global language, the lingua franca. What makes English work as a global language is not just the questionable influence of the British Empire - which has a lot to answer for - but its flexibility, something that has developed due to it’s history.
英語を学ぶべき理由はたくさんあります。英語が世界共通語”リンガ・フランカ”であることも、その1つです。
英語を世界共通語にしたのはイギリス帝国だと言われていますが(もちろんそれは大きな側面ではありますが)、実際は英語が持つ柔軟性であり、歴史が言語を形成してきたのです。

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